"Local workforce set to grow by 20% by 2024. Strong demand for STEM-based qualifications."
The Cambridge and Peterborough region will experience strong demand for workers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications over the next decade, according to a new study.
The study, carried out by the STEM Foundation in partnership with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP), found that technology-driven sectors are thriving in the area and that the local workforce will need to grow by a fifth by 2024 to fulfil employer requirements.
Demand will be strongest for highly skilled, technology-literate workers, qualified to at least Higher National Certificate (HNC) level.
The report found:
• More than a quarter (28%) of...